ASAP Rocky comes to us straight out of Harlem with an increasing steady stream of blog buzz. Rocky is his nickname from his name Rakim and ASAP stands for ‘To Accumulate Status And Power.’ He’s had three songs leaked this month that are rumored to be on his first mixtape Live.Love.A$ap. out in August. His songs have a syrupy slowness about them that get stuck in your head for days. The lyrics about getting all fucked up bring nothing new to the table but the beats are irresistible. Check out the video for “Purple Swag”, highlighted by a young white chick fitted with gold slugs.
The other two songs are entertaining to say the least. “Wassup” has been made better produced by Clams Casino, who we last heard with his XV “Swervin'” remix. Then today, Rocky released the woozy, drugged out “Peso”. We’re interested in your thoughts on Rocky, so give a listen and download: